EFCC Arrests Sacked NIMASA Boss Over Alleged Multibillion Naira Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency  (NIMASA), Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, two weeks after President Buhari fired him from his post. According to Premium Times, Akpobolokemi was arrested in Lagos on Thursday morning and detained at the

Get your business funded in under 24 hours at Deal Weekend Lagos

440 (the Nigeria-focused tech startup investment fund that is a JV between L5Lab and 88mph) has launched Deal Weekend Lagos, a 24 hour event on 4-5 September 2015 in which startups will compete to receive equity investment of between $100k and $250k. 440 guarantees that at least one deal will be

Caitlyn Jenner nominated at Teen Choice Awards

65-year-old transgender star has been nominated at the upcoming Teen Choice Awards for Social Media Queen.Caitlyn goes up against Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift in the same category.Upon the announcement Caitlyn tweeted: 'And to think I wouldn't have qualified for this nom a few

Saraki And The 81 Votes Of Confidence

Bukola Saraki’s senate presidency received a boost on Tuesday when 81 of 108 senators endorsed his presidency. JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH reports that despite the open show of support, the leadership crisis persists.

Intellectuals And The Politics Of Africa

For the African continent to break away from the past and realise its desires to make impact in the global space, politicians and intellectuals alike, must synergise for the continent’s development. ANDREW ESSIEN WRITES The stage could not be better, an assemblage of political heavyweights and intellectuals from across the

Pres. Buhari: Nigeria Will Abide by ICJ Ruling on Bakassi

During his visit to Cameroon, President Buhari assured the people of Cameroon that Nigeria would abide by the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Bakassi Peninsula, PM News reports. Speaking at an interactive session with Nigerians living in Cameroon, Buhari said his administration would ensure the

85% of Microsoft Mobile Nigeria team laid off

In very bad news, The Punch reports that Microsoft Mobile Nigeria, part of the unit that the Redmond corporation acquired from Nokia, has let go of 34 out of the 40 workers that make up the team. That’s 85% of the team.

Chinese woman gets electrocuted while entering PIN code at an ATM

A Chinese woman was in for a real shock last weekend when she tried to get money out of an ATM.The unsuspecting 23-year-old, known as Xiao Liu, had been entering her PIN code into a cash machine in Xi'an, north west China, when a sudden surge of electricity left her needing

Today’s News Headlines – 31/7/2015

Good mORNING...OMG,it's Friday! THE NATION *71 captives rescued as troops smash Boko Haram camps *Ooni: Aregbesola, Ile-Ife chiefs hold talks *Nigeria seeks neighbours' help to fight terrorists *No more faction in the House, say Dogara, Gbajabiamila *EFCC quizzes ex-NIMASA DG, ex-Governor Chime's Chief of Staff *Report on anti-Buhari posture unsettles

Ex Chief of Defence Staff Badeh: I Headed a Military that Lacked Equipment

Immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh on Thursday stated that during his tenure, the armed forces under him lacked adequate equipment to fight Boko Haram, Cable reports. However, many have criticized his remarks because while still holding the position, he denounced reports about the military being ill-equipped. Badeh

Pastor Tunde Bakare Says That He Is Not Expecting Any Ministerial Appointment From Preisdent Buhari…

The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that he is not expecting a ministerial appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari. Bakare, who spoke in an interview with Sahara TV  on Thursday, however, parried a question on whether he would accept a ministerial appointment if offered